Matthew J. Leonard

Attorney

Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorney

With impressive results and a zeal for upholding the rights of employees, Attorney Matthew J. Leonard has made a name for himself in the Illinois legal community. He fights to secure a stable future for people who suffered catastrophic work injuries and personal injuries with dedicated and focused representation. Leonard passionately stands up for those who have suffered career-ending injuries or severe injuries as the result of another’s negligence or recklessness.

Notable Cases

  • Matthew J. Leonard holds the highest post 9/1/2011 Commission Award in the State of Illinois for a single level inguinal hernia repair with mesh and full duty release. Christiansen v. UPS
  • At 31 years old, Matthew J. Leonard was the youngest attorney in Illinois to successfully argue a wage differential workers compensation claim before the First District Appellate Court (DHL v. Andre Golston and the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 2011).

Awards & Accolades

  • Selected to Super Lawyers®, 2015-2017
  • Selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2013-2014
  • Selected as Emerging Lawyer 2018

Effective Representation for Injured Workers

Matthew J. Leonard has represented more than 3,000 injured victims and claimants over his career, and has tried cases at all levels of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation court system. In 2017, Attorney Matthew J. Leonard secured more than $7 million in permanent partial disability benefits for his workers compensation clients. By meticulously approaching each and every case with a personal eye, Matthew J. Leonard achieves success, even in cases that were previously been denied or disputed by insurance companies or cases other attorneys have rejected.

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2005
    • J.D.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers®, 2015-2017
  • Selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2013-2014
  • Emerging Lawyer in the area of Workers Compensation
  • $150,000

    Workers' Compensation Penalties

  • $100,000

    Personal Injury

  • $100,000

    Personal Injury

  • $100,000

    Personal Injury

  • $100,000

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  • $225,000

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  • $300,000

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  • $143,000

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  • $135,000

    Workers' Compensation

  • $616,000

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  • $448,141.20

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  • $300,000

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